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>> all right. all keg with say about sports. >> thanks. we will see you right back here at 6:00. >> quijano: more than 100 killed, in two new terror attacks. bombs rock the iraqi capitol, onis claims responsibility. also tonight, what hillary clinton is saying after her three and a half hour interview with the f.b.i. this weekend. more homes are destroyed in a new outbreak of western wildfires. and remembering elie wiesel, the holocaust survivor and nobel laureate who's laid to rest in new york. this is the "cbs weekend news." >> quijano: good evening, i'm elaine quijano. this is the western edition of the broadcast. as americans prepare to celebrate independence day, new terror attacks, this time in iraq, have killed at least 120 people.
two bombs went off sunday in the capitol city of baghdad. just as people were breaking their religious fast. the bombings followed a bombing in bangladesh on friday in which three u.s. college students were among the dead. and an attack at the airport in in istanbul turkey last tuesday as jonathan vigliotti report, the terror group isis appears to have a hand in all of this. >> reporter: the first explosion rocked baghdad's central business district engulfing an entire shopping mall in flames. against an orange sky, dazed shoppers and first responders sifted through twisted and charred wreckage for any survivors. the attack happened shortly after midnight sunday morning as families were eating dinner after fasting during the day for ce holy month of ramadan. baghdad police blame the carnage on a massive bomb in the back of a pickup truck. "people couldn't recognize their families who were engulfed in
the fire," said this man who managed to escape. police said many of the victims were children. the islamic state was quick to claim responsibility. it is the third attack in three countries linked to the group in less than a week. on friday in bangladesh the islamic state claimed their militants stormed a popular restaurant and took dozens of foreigners hostage. three students studying in american universities including abita kabir from miami were the among the 20 people murdered. and three men believed to be connected to isis opened fire and detonated suicide vests in n ainbul's main airport killing more than 40 people. 13 suspects were arrested in raids and taken to court today as police unravel what appears to be a growing terror network. just over a week ago isis lost the city of fallujah to iraqi forces in what was seen as an embarrassing blow. elaine, this week's wave of
violence suggest that while the islamic state may be losing on the battlefield, they're still capable of inflicting major carnage in cities around the world. >> quijano: jonathan vigliotti in london, thank you. in several u.s. cities investigations are under way into possible hate crimes against muslims. demarco morgan is following this. >> reporter: surveillance video shows a suspect punching, kicking and stomping on a muslim teenager in brooklyn, new york. the beating took place outside a mosque after a midnight prayer service. graphic pictures show how badly the teen and his friend were beaten. the mosque is urging police to investigate the attack as a hate crime. one of the victims says the attacker called him a terrorist as he kicked him. corey saylor tracks cases of islamophobia for the council for american islamic relations. >> i think it is unfortunate that what isis wants seems to be happening in the country. they want americans to turn on each other and that's what we're seeing at this point in time with a number of mosques or
people who are apparently muslim being targeted for attacks. >> reporter: in minneapolis police are also investigating the recent shooting of two muslim men as a possible hate crime. this weekend authorities in florida arrested 25 year old taylor anthony mazzanti in connection with the beating of a man outside the same mosque orlando nightclub shooter omar mateen attended. >> turn to your right. >> reporter: in cleveland a woman in a hotel saw a man in traditional arab clothing and called police believing he was a terrorist. police handcuffed the man only to discover he was innocent. the man collapsed after being questioned. >> you okay? >> reporter: local officials have apologized to the man in the ohio case but because of the profiling he went through, united arab emirates is warning its citizens to avoid wearing traditional clothes when traveling abroad. elaine? >> quijano: demarco morgan, thank you. turning to the race for president, donald trump and hillary clinton took the weekend off from campaigning.
clinton was questioned by the f.b.i. for three and a half hours on saturday over her use of a personal e-mail server when she was secretary of state. errol barnett has the latest. >> i was pleased to have the opportunity to assist the department in bringing it to a conclusion. >> reporter: signaling the e- toil server investigation could be coming to a close, hillary clinton spoke publicly for the first time about her meeting with the f.b.i. saturday. >> i never received nor sent any material that was marked classified. >> reporter: clinton reiterated her stance, she did nothing illegal. >> i have released more than 55,000 pages of my e-mails for the public to read for themselves. i will continue to, you know, be as forthcoming as i can and my answer is that i first gave more than a year ago, i stand by. >> reporter: donald trump, clinton's republican rival for president tweeted, "it would be impossible for the f.b.i., not
to recommend criminal charges against her. adding what she did was wrong. republican senator rick santorum agreed. >> i think a lot of people, not just donald trump are very concerned that this isn't getting a fair hearing. >> reporter: but senator corey booker a potential vice presidential pick for clinton says americans are ready to move on. >> we will see the investigation closed up and i think she like most amecans want this thing to be concluded so we can move beyond it and to focus on the real issues of this campaign. >> reporter: the key battleground state of north carolina will be a major focal point for both campaigns on tuesday. president obama joins clinton in charlotte while donald trump will hold a rally in raleigh. elaine? >> quijano: errol barnett in washington, thank you. severe storms pounded the nation's heartland this weekend. near wichita, kansas, streets are underwater. one mayor called it the worst flooding he has seen in 50 years. pamela gardner of wbz in boston
is tracking the storms. pamela? >> elaine, it's going to be a soggy fourth of july for some. we're already starting off with heavy rain and even the potential for severe storms from illinois to indiana and kentucky tonight. and that means some heavy rainfall totals for monday morning but then the same system will progress towards the mid- atlantic states producing additional rainfall right around louisville, kentucky, all the way to d.c. to time this out for you, 7 a.m. monday, want to start you off, spotty showers, thunderstorms erupting across the plains, the ohio valley and mid-atlantic states. a soggy one from cincinnati to st. louis and nashville. keep an eye to the sky because we could see strong thunderstorms in those locations all the way through fireworks time. and there could be some severe storms, damaging wind will be the primary threat in this slight risk area from paducah to raleigh. once you get into the panhandle of texas, also a slight risk. there is more of a damaging wind and hail threats. but it's looking fantastic for the rest of the u.s. here,
fourth of july travel cast, temperatures will be scorching, bismark 92, denver 90. l.a. picture perfect sunny and 70. elaine in boston with the big fourth of july show on cbs, sunny and 88. >> quijano: sounds picture perfect. pamela gardner, thank you. a loud explosion shook a new york city neighborhood sunday. (explosion) that is how it sounded several blocks from the blast site in central park where a 19 year old man was injured. police say it could have been homemade fireworks. they do not think it was terror- related. wildfires are raging in several western states. in california there are at least a dozen large fires, including one that destroyed several homes this weekend. here's mireya villarreal. (sirens) >> reporter: in a matter of minutes, flames raced up the side of this hill in san bernardino destroying at least four homes. gustavo nava and his girlfriend
managed to escape before their home went up. >> she runs out to the window to see what the dog is barking and sure enough there are flames rattling the window. >> reporter: nearly ten acres of drought stricken land were scorched before firefighters were able to get the fire under control. taylor owen's home was burned after three generations. >> it sucks, we're upset. i will not get back a lot of the memories. >> reporter: farther north in kern county the deer fire has burned 1,700 acres and is now threatening 300 homes. officials are worried the fire will intensify as it approaches an area filled with dead and dying trees. this is the same county that lost 150 homes in a devastating wildfire nearly two weeks ago. as 4,800 firefighters continue to battle 12 major wildfires across california, safety officials are warning about the dangers of illegal fireworks. more than 300,000 pounds of
illegal fireworks have been confiscated in los angeles county alone. l.a. city fire chief ralph terrazas says fireworks could add more fuel. >> for us being in the fifth year of a drought we are extremely concerned about the potential for brush fires, or other types of fires caused by fireworks. so we urge you to please attend a professional fireworks show. >> reporter: more fires are reported on the fourth of july than any other day out of the year. and nearly half of those fires are caused by fireworks. elaine? >> quijano: mireya villarreal, thank you. a private funeral service was held in new york city sunday for holocaust survivor and nobel laureate elie wiesel. he passed away saturday at the oue of 87. kenneth craig has our report. >> reporter: he was a living witness to one of the world's worst atrocities and he made sure no one ever forgot. it propelled elie wiesel to become one of the world's most recognized humanitarians.
he was born in romania. he and his family were deported by the nazis to auschwitz concentration camp in 1944. his mother, one of his three sisters and his father were killed. he survived and was freed in 1945. his 1955 memoir "night," a devastating account of the holocaust, went on to sell 10 million copies in 30 languages. >> with my background, with my passion for study, i never left god. although he may have left me. >> reporter: he became an an american citizen in 1963 and new york city quickly became home. that is where family and friends said good-bye sunday at manhattan's fifth avenue synagogue. among them were friend and billionaire ronald lauder. >> wherever there was hate, he said we must speak out. question never be quiet. he was one of the great leaders, jewish leaders of the last 100 years. >> reporter: he was an author, a
teacher, a husband, a father and a nobel peace prize winner. >> words should not be wars, words are gestures, words are onferings. >> reporter: condolences continue to pour in from world leaders. president obama tweeted, "he was a great moral voice of our time, and a conscience for our world." wiesel is survived by his wife and a son. in a statement, marion wiesel said her husband died quietly at home. he was 87 years old. wiesel's family wanted the service here today to be private. elaine, they are planning to announce a public memorial at a later date. >> quijano: kenneth craig, thank you. well, still ahead, two faiths unite in one house of worship. has been a struggle. i considered all my options with my doctor, who recommended once-daily toujeo®. now i'm on the path to better blood sugar control. toujeo® is a long-acting insulin from the makers of lantus®.
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they cheated a little bit, eager to get in position. >> the purpose of the parade is to put on a party for the town of danville. >> reporter: there's certainly worse problems than throwing a party everybody wants to attend. for more than 30 years, james has been making sure his family has a front row seat for the fourth of july parade. >> people always try to get in to your spots. that's why i stayed here. if i didn't stay here, this spot would be taken right away. >> reporter: celebrating the 4th has become serious business in danville. families take out prime real estate hours, sometimes days before the first marching band cues up. >> they have that spot for so many years and they like the spot. >> reporter: it doesn't take long for those new to town to get schooled in old ways. >> if you don't stake out a spot, you'll be standing in the back